Thursday, July 14, 2011

Product Review: Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner

I was recently given the opportunity by Healthy Child, Healthy World to review Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner.  We have hardwood floors in every room of our home, so this was the trial for me.

Little E & her beloved milk cup

In addition to hardwood we also have a very sweet, very rambunctious toddler who loves her milk cup, even though it tends to drip.  She also likes to try & help Mama by smearing the milk drips all over the floor & to "clean up".  These often go unnoticed until they are dried disgusting milk spots.  Not so fun for Mama.
BEFORE:  E's lovely milk splatters

Mopping the whole house has become rather impossible to do with little feet continually pitter-pattering, so spot cleaning is uber important.  I'm also always looking for environmentally friendly products, so Boma's spray bottle hardwood cleaner seemed like a great fit.  Their floor cleaner comes in a No. 2, easily recyclable spray bottle (Yay!!), & is hypoallergenic, free of scents, non-toxic & biodegradable. 

I admit when I read that it was scent free I sort of took it with proverbial eco-friendly product grain of salt.  Many, many natural products claim to be scent free & end up choking your lungs & burning your retinas until you want to scream,'Uncle!'
Truth be told I believed this wouldn't be any different. 

AFTER:  Milk free & filled with E's helpful toys
Chock full of skepticism I sprayed E's milk spots & waited for the hideous 'natural' scent.  I waited...and waited.  NOTHING.  It was unbelievable.  I literally smashed my face to the ground & couldn't smell anything.  a-MAY-zing!  BUT WAIT, THERE'S cleans!!!  One swipe of my rag over the milk spots & bam! clean floors!!  I quickly went around searching out any hidden milk spots or other schmootz & it worked.  Every time!  I didn't need to use a lot of product or elbow grease; just the ticket for a lazy house keeper like myself.

I was so in love that I used it on a  milk ring that E left on our book shelf.  I know that it's a hardwood floor cleaner, but I figured why not give it a thorough try?

Sure enough, the dried milk came clean.  I couldn't have been more pleased. 

After trying Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner I am thoroughly convinced this is the cleaner for me.  Here's my expereince in a nutshell:
  •  It doesn't smell. 
  • It actually CLEANS wood floors
  • It's fast & easy to use
  • I don't have to worry when using it around my family
  • The bottle can easily be recycled.
 It was a totally positive cleaning experience, which is a hard thing to get this lazy homemaker to say.  Seriously.   If you're in the market for an excellent hardwood floor cleaner give Bona a try. 

**On a side note, I just wanted to highlight Healthy Child, Healthy World.  They're a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about removing chemicals from the home.  I really appreciate all of their hard work & have certainly benefited for their highly informative website.

While you're there consider hosting a Healthy Home Party.  I did last year & really enjoyed it.  Simply sign up, pay $20 (tax-deductible), & receive a box FILLED with all sorts of organic & environmentally friendly samples & coupons for you & your friends to try.  It's a win for the environment & a win for your social life.  What's not to like? 


  1. This is awesome! I've been looking for a floor cleaner. I have wood laminate floors which I assume this would work for too. I started using the Seventh Generation products, but I don't know if they're as "natural" as they say they are. Love the idea of having a healthy home party too. My daughter is 6 months old and is starting to become very mobile, so I'm trying to make sure the floors are "crawl-worthy!" Thanks again for posting this info Alison. :)

  2. We have laminate in our kitchen & it works beautifully on both. Thanks for reading. Take care your sweet little girl. They grow so quickly! :)

  3. That's good to this available in stores or only online? Yes, they do grow so fast! I can't believe 6 months has passed already. How many kids do you have, and what ages? Also, are you on Twitter and/or Facebook? Would be great to be connected there. :)

  4. Erika,

    I only have one child & she just turned 18 months a few days ago. She's so sweet & starting to play pretend, which I LOVE. My twitter is @GrnGoddessBlog & my facebook is

    As far as Bona products go they are available both online & in stores. Their website is & when I searched for places to buy in my area it was available at Home Depot, Lowes, & Bed Bath & Beyond. Hope that helps!

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  7. This hardwood cleaner is really effective. It can make hardwood clean and beautiful. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration about this hardwood cleaner. Thanks.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your experience with us, i also have hardwood flooring in my home, does this product contains any harmful chemicals?.

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  16. For me, these techniques could be one of the most effective ways in cleaning our hardwood floor. If we have to maintain this method constantly, we can surely have shiny floor always, and it can also help us to prevent from having any dirty materials that will stay to the floor.
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  17. I have been looking into using Bona on our newly installed hardwood floors and found that it was rated poorly with EWG. :( :(

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